Sunday, June 2, 2024

Lucky Suffolk punters strike it big with gambles that pay off

Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? That 10-game football accumulator finally coming in? Or landing a huge slot jackpot?

Well, dreams became reality for two lucky Suffolk punters who are among the biggest ever gambling winners.

A man from Kesgrave hit the big time last month, landing a staggering £885,000 from a 60p bet at an online casino.

And with lots of reputable slot sites operating in the UK, the choice for players is better than ever.

The lucky winner plans to buy a new dream house for him and his girlfriend, send his parents on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Canada for their 50th wedding anniversary and holiday in Dubai after striking lucky.

“It’s a completely amazing experience and for a long time I had no idea exactly how much I’d won,” he said.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes until I looked closely at the balance and saw £885,000 – from a spin of just 60p.

“I’ve enjoyed a bet my entire adult life but never come close to winning as much as this before. I took my girlfriend out for dinner to celebrate, then we’ll start looking for our dream house.”

Betfair Megapays jackpot winner
Megapays jackpot (Image: Betfair)

The win came on Betfair Casino’s ‘Millionaire Megapays’ game, with a Betfair spokesperson saying: “We are delighted to pay an £885,000 jackpot to our casino winner, who won the sum with a bet of just 60p.

“Since his big day, we’ve been in touch to help our winner with his withdrawal and to deliver his big win education, where we discuss the importance of controlling play, applying safer gambling tools, and coming to terms with a sum like £885,000, which sounds like it’s going to be well-spent.”

The Kesgrave winner follows another Suffolk punter who won a hefty £223,000 from a £5 bet on a 20-team football accumulator with odds of 44,629/1.

Every single result came off to make it a Christmas to remember for the lucky bettor, who made the stake in December 2016.

And to make it even sweeter, BetVictor honoured their price promise pledge to boost the winnings by 15%.

But while those wins were massive, they aren’t even close to the biggest in gambling history.

A Belgian player on Napoleon Sports & Casino became the biggest ever single spin online slot winner when they landed a jackpot of more than €19.4million on Microgaming’s Absolootly Mad Megah Moolah.

The player took the jackpot from just a €15 stake, saying: “The feeling at that moment is just indescribable.

“At first you can hardly believe it and I think it will take a long time to sink in completely. It was on my last spin that it happened.

“I read how last week a Napoleon player won a multi-million jackpot and of course I started dreaming about it as well. But to actually live this moment… I feel so lucky.”

However, having given you a taste of the top we feel it would be remiss not to include a tale of warning.

A New Yorker by the name of Katrina Bookman was playing on the slots at the Resort World Casino when she was presented with a winning ticket of $42.9million, almost the largest casino win in history.

However, there was a malfunction with the machine she was playing on only offering a maximum winning potential of $6,500. She was reportedly offered a steak dinner by the casino as an apology, but that probably wouldn’t have done the trick!

Slots are the games to beat if you’re looking for a big return, with these titles easy-to-understand and highly entertaining.

And you don’t even need to jet to Las Vegas to land big as you can play in the comfort of your own home online.

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